Friday Faves: 3 Fresh DIY Braided Hair Styles for Weddings, Parties & Showers

Friday Faves: 3 Fresh DIY Braided Hair Styles for Weddings, Parties & Showers

Happy weekend friends and welcome to Friday Faves where we feature some of our favorite finds from our favorite blogs.  Today we’re talking hair.  If you’re planning a wedding or participating in one you’re gonna need a variety of fresh hairs styles for parties, showers, and photo shoots galore!   We discovered some lovely looks on A Beautiful Mess and featured our 3 faves for weddings. Discover how to create and style Maiden Twits, a Side Braid, and a Braided Crown.  These photos and simple steps make it less intimidating and a definite DIY. Just be sure to do a few trial runs before your event.

Maiden Twists Hairstyle D.I.Y.

Hi there! We’re super excited to share Katie’s adorable hairstyle idea today. We all love maiden braids (also called heidi braids or dutch braids) and Katie came up with a really cute spin on this style. Best of all, it’s super easy to style. I can’t wait to wear these…
Maiden twists steps
1. Start with a section of hair behind your ear or directly above, depending on the length. 2-3. Split the section in two pieces and begin twisting until you reach the end. 4. Take the twisted hair and wrap it over your head. Pin in place. 5. Repeat on the other side. 6. Once you have twisted and pinned both pieces, be sure to tuck any ends so they don’t show.
Maiden twists 2
Maiden twists 3
Have fun trying this pretty style. It looks cute with your hair up or down. xo!

How To Style a Side Braid



Here’s a brand new, extra magical hair how-to by Katie of Skunkboy. 1.Start with a dramatic side part.  2. Separate a small section of hair on the side. This will be the beginning of your braid. 3.Taking that section, separate it into two smaller sections. 4. Using a fishtail braid method, begin braiding. 5. Continue the french braid until you reach behind the ear. Then finish your braid all the way down using the regular fishtail method. 6. Gather hair into a side ponytail and add accessories like headbands, barrettes or flowers!

Thanks so much, Katie. Happy styling! xo. elsie


How to style a braided crown

Crown 1
This is my favorite new way to wear my hair. I am obsessed with a braided crown! I love how it looks pulled together, yet still laid back. In essence you french braid your hair around the crown of your head, let’s take a closer look…

Crown steps
1. You want to start by pulling the majority of your hair forward (in front of your face) from nearly the back of your hair line. This is going to feel very Cousin It but you want most of your hair to be toward the front of your head before you begin. Start on one side of the base of your neck and separate three strands of hair. 2. Begin braiding these three strands together. 3. As you braid, follow along the crown of your head and add a little hair to each strand as you braid around. 4. Once you’ve braided around the front of your head finish the braid and use an elastic band to secure it. Pin the braid in place, tucking and pinning any loose pieces.

Crown 2Crown 3
If your hair is not long enough to braid all the way around your head you might consider adding hair accessories, such as bows or pins to where your braid ended, to sort of disguise any loose ends. Oh, and don’t be discouraged if your very first braided crown is a little messy, mine was too! It takes a little practice to get it looking just right. Have fun! xo. Emma

Head on over to A Beautiful Mess to discover 17 other super cool and cute DIY hair tutorials.

Photos via A Beautiful Mess

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